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WHO: A/H1N1 infection rate in Ukraine not the highest in Europe

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Nov. 19, 2009, 12:50 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

According to the WHO, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, various regions of Russia, Northern Ireland, Turkey, Finland, and Ukraine have a high sickness rate of А/Н1N1 flu.

The infection rate of A/H1N1 flu in Ukraine is lower than in seven other countries where high flu rates were registered - Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Moldova, Iceland, Ireland and Russia - the European department of the World Health Organization has reported. The weekly epidemiological bulletin said that Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Moldova, Iceland, Ireland and the Russian Federation (Ural and Far East regions) a very high flu infection rate had been registered.

According to the WHO, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, various regions of Russia, Northern Ireland, Turkey, Finland, and Ukraine have a high sickness rate of А/Н1N1 flu.

Another 19 countries have reported widespread cases of flu and acute respiratory diseases, the WHO reported.

Research was conducted in 43 countries of the European region of the WHO.
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